Digital/Physical: Subjective Reality
“Architecture is the thoughtful making of spaces. The continual renewal of architecture comes from the changing concepts of space.” – Louis Kahn
This project provides the grounds for discussion on how architects design for space(s). The current modern method has architects using computers to design physical spaces out of 3D digital spaces. Architects are designing physical space through digital space. This project shows that the boundary between the two is a wavering line. The importance of an architect is based around an ability to design useful space be it aesthetic, functional, or ideally both. There was never a necessary distinction between physical and digital given that digital didn’t exist until 1937 with the creation of the “Model K.”
Now with full implementation of computers being used to help us visualize and create new physical spaces, the architect and their place as a designer of space is changing. Our concept of space and spaces is changing and as architects, the key designers of space, there is a need to embrace both the physical and digital spaces architects are designing in. By studying them and finding out what makes each a valuable asset for design and how they are affecting people and their relationships to the spaces they inhabit both physical and digital, architects can reclaim a role in the forefront of the public’s mind as the key prime designers of space with the same respect and prestige architects deserve.